# Word for the Day

A long word for describing a tiny thing scintilla   It might take more than a scintilla of English vocabulary knowledge to know that scintilla means a tiny bit of something.   It comes sandwiched between the words a and of in phrases like “a scintilla of doubt” or “not a single scintilla of evidence.” If you’re uncertain of the pronunciation, remember: it rhymes with chinchilla and the c is silent,…



# Word for the Day

Comes from Old English and is a formal way to say “former.” erstwhile   If your dad used to play in a punk band, but is now a computer programmer, you could call him an erstwhile punk rocker. Erstwhile means “former.”    You can go to your class reunion 20 years after you graduate high school and see your…